Compare 2010 Audi A8 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2010 Audi A8
2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class
#2 in Coupes
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $69,331 $74,550
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $72,912 $78,400
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AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Convertible 14 24 $174,276 $185,400
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 16 26 $162,714 $173,100
S-Class Maybach S 580 4MATIC Sedan N/A N/A $173,806 $184,900
S-Class S 500 4MATIC Sedan 20 29 $103,212 $109,800
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Coupe 16 26 $123,516 $131,400
S-Class S 560 Convertible 16 26 $131,600 $140,000
S-Class S 580 4MATIC Sedan 17 25 $109,322 $116,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,331
$174,276
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,550
$185,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1243 / month
$3090 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi A8 and A8 L wear its subtle suit well-and outhandles some of its more exotic-looking competition. The benchmark for luxury cars, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan gets even roomier and tech-rich while the coupe and cabriolet carry over.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57
Passenger Volume (ft³)
114.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 49.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.72 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
199.3 198.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
121.0 115.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 75.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 0.87 14.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.34 15.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
HT2 STDTR
Front Tire Size
P255/40HR19 P255/40YR20
Spare Tire Size
P255/40HR19 NA
Front Tire Order Code
HT2 STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
HT2 NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40HR19 P285/35YR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4409 4817
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 3500 664 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 6800 603 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
FSI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.31
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.47
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 5.50
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4MATIC+ Cabriolet
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Adaptive Air Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Adaptive Air Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 10.3
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2010 Audi A8
2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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  • Lease: From $1,449/mo.
  • Rebate: No cash rebates
  • Financing: No APR offers
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